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What 18 Stars From Movies Released 20 Years Ago Look Like Today

This may be hard to believe, but many of our favorite movies were actually released 20 years ago (for example, the first Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings films). Time really flies.

We at Bright Side decided to take a look at what the actors and actresses that appeared in famous films from 2001 look like today. And we were surprised to find out that some of them look better today.

1. Tara Reid — Vicky from American Pie 2

2. Jennifer Love Hewitt — Page from Heartbreakers

3. Sean Astin — Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

4. Elijah Wood — Frodo from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

5. Audrey Tautou — Amélie Poulain from Amélie

6. Mathieu Kassovitz — Nino from Amélie

7. Tom Felton — Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

8. Russell Crowe — John Nash from A Beautiful Mind

9. Jennifer Connelly — Alicia Nash from A Beautiful Mind

10. Alexa PenaVega — Carmen Cortez from Spy Kids

11. Daryl Sabara — Juni Cortez from Spy Kids

12. Penélope Cruz — Sofia from Vanilla Sky

13. Jennifer Coolidge — Paulette from Legally Blonde

14. Ryoko Hirosue — Yumi from Wasabi

15. Meg Ryan — Kate from Kate & Leopold

16. Julie Andrews — Queen Clarisse Renaldi from The Princess Diaries

17. Hugh Grant — Daniel from Bridget Jones’s Diary

18. Casey Affleck — Virgil from Ocean’s Eleven

Which of these films do you like so much that you are ready to watch it all over again, even 20 years later?

Please note: This article was updated in October 2021 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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